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Volume XIV 

MAY, 1945 

Number 4 


A group of Theological Alumni attending the observance of Theologi- 
cal Alumni Day at Shaw University, April 11. 

First row, left to right in photo, are: M. W. Williams, Raleigh; Paul H. 
Johnson, Raleigh; 0. L. Sherrill, Wilmington; Claud R. Trotter, Raleigh, 
and C. E. Griffin, Norfolk, Va. Second row: J. Jasper Freeman, Norfolk, Va. ; 
H. L. Mitchell, Gatesville; W. B. Westbrook, Henderson; Matthew Neil, Atlan- 
tic City, N. J., and Otis Dunn, Wake Forest. Third row: W. T. Farror, Frank- 
linton; James R. Humphrey, Washington; Leon C. Riddick, Raleigh; Tal- 
madge Watkins, Fayetteville, and Alonzo Coley, Kittrell. 

Published six times the year m the months, February, March, April, May, October, and November 

Entered as second-class matter January 25, 19SS, at the post office at Raleigh, North CaroJtno, 

u-nder Act of August I A, 191S 

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President's Message to Alumni and Friends 

Office of the President. 

Dear Alumni and Friends: v 

This Commencement will close our eightieth academic year. 
We are pleased that we had the largest enrollment in the history 
of the school and that we are able also to continue the extensive 
renovation activities. 

Naturally all of you are interested in the New Development 
Program Campaign. Our subscriptions have now reached 100,- 
000. We trust that all of the alumni and friends will make gen- 
erous contributions to this drive to raise money for the proposed 
two new buildings. Your subscriptions may be paid in install- 
ments over the thirty-month period of the campaign. 

The United Negro College Campaign is progressing nicely 
also. We urge all of you to support this drive in your community. 

You are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Service on Sun- 
day, May 27, at 3 :00 p.m., the Alumni Meeting on May 28, at 
10:00 a.m., and the Commencement Exercise on May 28, at 
3:00 p.m. 

Appreciating your loyal support, I am 

Very sincerely yours, 

Robert P. Daniel, President. 

Events of Commencement 

Friday, May 25 — 8:00 p.m Class Night Exercises 

Saturday, May 26 — 8 :00 p.m Senior-Alumni Dinner 

Sunday, May 27 — 3 :00 p.m Baccalaureate Service 

Speaker: Dr. D. W. Hoggard, Pastor, Mt. Carmel 

Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Sunday, May 27 — 5 :00 p.m., Reception in honor of the Graduating 

Class by President and Mrs. Robert P. Daniel 

Monday, May 28 — 10:00 a.m., Annual Meeting of the Shaw 

University Alumni Association 

Monday, May 28 — 3 :30 p.m. Commencement Exercies 

Speaker: Dr. Ambrose Caliver, Senior Specialist, 
United States Office of Education, Washington, D. C. 

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To Alumni of a Great School 

(Office of Public Relations and Alumni Headquarters) 


(One Million Dollars Needed) 

30 Months Goal— $250,000 

Dear Brothers and Sisters of a Great School : 

Every LOYAL ALUMNUS IS URGED to join one of the 

Names and amounts of each member of the clubs will be per- 
petuated on a BRONZE TABLET placed at the entrance of the 
NEW ADMINISTRATION BUILDING telling student genera- 
tions for the next 100 years what part you had in making pos- 
sible facilities for their education. 

Join the club which will best honor your memory through a 
real sacrificial gift covering earnings for the next 30 months. 


$ 4.00 a month for 30 months $ 120 Club 

8.00 a month for 30 months 240 Club 

12.00 a month for 30 months 360 Club 

17.00 a month for 30 months 500 Club 

34.00 a month for 30 months 1,000 Club 

167.00 a month for 30 months 5,000 Club 

The annual meeting of the Alumni will be held in Greenleaf 
Auditorium May 28, at 10 :00 a.m. Mail your subscriptions to the 
Campaign Office at Shaw in time for it to arrive and be reported 
at our annual meeting. 

Because of Government restrictions on traveling for large 
gatherings, we did not plan a regular Alumni Day as was for- 
merly agreed upon. 

But send us your subscription with as much cash payment as 
you can, or write the Campaign Office for information. 

Fraternally yours, 

G. E. Cheek, President 
and Director of Public Relations. 

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Early Life at Shaw Related by First 
Women Students 

Note: At the request of the director of publicity several of the first women 
to attend Shaw have prepared for the Bulletin "briefs" on life at Shaw 
during the pioneer days. We express our warm appreciation to "Mother" 
Leonora T. Jackson for her assistance in arranging this feature. 

— O. L. H. 

By (Miss) Leonora T. Jackson 

The campaign to secure funds to enlarge the physical plant of Shaw Uni- 
versity by erecting more buildings is proof of the continued growth of the 
institution under the present regime. 

The number of students this session far exceeds the enrollment of previous 
years, which necessitates the use of Shaw Hall for young women. 

The absence of young men, created by the response to their Country's 
call made it possible to convert, for the time being, their quarters into a 
dormitory for young women. 

After victory is declared, the matriculation of many young men, coming 
again to their homes, is expected, coupled with the return of young women 
now in attendance, plus new entrants. 

Thus the foreseen imperative need of immediate enlargement and increased 
facilities for the accommodation of students, not only demand attention but 
earnest, constructive action. 

Action in securing money! Money to be expended for material! Material 
to be constructed into buildings! 

Administrative building. Buildings for students' dormitories and other 
necessary buildings for the development of a greater Shaw University. 

In this effort the vision of the founder, the lamented Dr. Henry Martin 
Tupper, is materialized. 

However, each building erected on the campus is a monument to the mem- 
ory of the executive officer who steers the wheel of administration and bears 
the weight of responsibility during the period of reconstruction. He who 
attempts to start a school, build a church, construct a building on a private 
school campus, is a servant of the people. To succeed he must know how 
to approach all persons, to win their confidence, that they may be in accord 
with his purpose, and gain their cooperation and aid in its establishment. 
He overcomes the many difficulties confronting him, by tact in dealing with, 
varied personalities, based upon his clear insight of human nature. 

He must have a firm faith in God; faith in himself — his ability to perform 
the duties and obligations of his office; faith in the possibilities of mankind. 
Such an individual is the fifth President of Shaw University; and the second 
Negro to occupy that position — the Rev. Dr. Robert Prentiss Daniel. He 
succeeded the Rev. Dr. William Stuart Nelson, who canceled his Sabbatical 
leave from Howard University and accepted the position of first Negro Presi- 
dent of Shaw University. 

Dr. Nelson labored strenuously for five years. His position as President 
of Shaw University was not easy. Being the first Negro to fill the position, 
required superior education. All eyes were focused upon him. One of the 
friendly white organizations withdrew its help; stood aloof, viewing askant 
his movements. Even some of the alumni, former students also some friends 
of Shaw stood apace and turned a scrutinizing eye toward the "New Negro 
President." This Christian gentleman— dignified and conscientious leader, 
assumed his duties courageously and performed them satisfactorily — thus 
paving the way for his successors. 

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"Mother" Jackson 

Mrs. Nelson was not only his help mate in the home, but also in the affairs 
of the school. She was a charming hostess on all the social functions of 
the institution. 

Dr. Nelson's resignation was sorrowfully accepted. The alumni presented 
him a beautiful gold watch. His secretary worked with him in his new 
field. Some of the alumni went to New Orleans to witness his inauguration 
as President of Dillard University. He is now Dean of Religion at Howard 
University and is f equently invited as guest speaker on special occasions 
at Shaw. 

Th Reverend Dr. J. L. Peacock, the third and last white President of Shaw 
University, was a Baptist Minister, interested in the development of Shaw 
and the advancement of the students. After leaving Shaw, he became pastor 
of one of the white churches in Tarboro, N. C. 

The Rev. Dr. M. L. Meserve, successor of the founder, Dr. Henry Martin 
Tupper, had varied interest in the students and institution. He was respected 
by students and faculty as well as by friends. 

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Every organization, the home, the church, the school, in fact, all institu- 
tions, religious, social or political, are based upon some sort or kind of 
foundation either firm or weak; good or bad; pure or sordid; determined by 
the ideals or principles of the originator or founder. Dr. Henry Martin 
Tupper, founder of Shaw University, practiced daily his ideals, thus showing 
by his life his principles — the foundation of Shaw University. 

Turn to the early days of the school and examine the pattern used by the 
young women students of long ago, presented by the following: 

Mrs. Saluda Bieglow Hunt, Ringgold, Va. 

Mrs. Cora Person Long, Franklinton, N. C. 

Mrs. Amelia Bunn Moore, Clarkton, N. C. 

Mrs. Sarah Polk Raynn Martin, Tuskegee, Ala. 

Miss Mary A. Burwell, Raleigh, N. C. 

Mrs. Kathryn Levister, Raleigh, N. C. 

Miss Mary A. Baker, Raleigh, N. C. 

Mrs. Leonora Christmas Ransom, Warrenton, N. C. 

About one-third of Estey and one-third Shaw had been completed January, 

Rather usable, instead of completed, only one-third of each building (Estey 
and Shaw as they now stand) existed at that time. 

The first floor of Estey consisted of three classrooms and the matron's 

There were no modern facilities. The rooms were cold — only two stoves 
were on each hall. 

The basement was used for the young women's laundry, having only one 

The light of kerosene oil lamps produced eye strain thus causing the study 
period, from seven to ten, at night to be very uncomfortable. 

Breakfast was served at seven o'clock. Pancakes, the size of a plate, 
molasses and tea composed the breakfast menu. The food was cooked in 
that part of Shaw basement called "College Inn" until the erection of Green- 
leaf Chapel and dining. 

Before Greenleaf was erected, commencement exercises were held in the 
First Church. No guest speaker was invited. The students who could speak 
in public were required to write essays and orations for the exercises. (The 
writer of this column spent six years at Shaw; two years in High School and 
four years in college. We spoke on the commencement program four times. 

Scrubbing was the penalty placed on young women students for slight 
infractions. One morning the matron came to inspect our room before break- 
fast as Usual. One of the girls had failed to put on her collar. The matron 
said: "You are not ready for breakfast. "Where is your collar? You will 
scrub the first hall (assigning a certain section) an hour immediately after 

That girl was always complete in her dress and had her room in order 

The rooms used in Shaw by the Directress of women was the chapel, prior 
to the erection of Greenleaf Hall. 

The students assembled there for chapel services and prayer meeting on 
Wednesday nights. Dr. Tupper was with them and conducted the meeting. 
He would say, "Have faith in God, young women; have faith in God, young 
men." As the roll was called, each student would answer and recite a Bible 

— (Mrs.) Cora Person Long. 

(Miss) Leonora T. Jackson. 

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Prom my earliest knowledge we have always had a good Sunday School 
at Shaw. 

Under the leadershp of Miss Pettigrew the girls were active in missionary 
work in the city. 

On Sunday afternoon groups of girls were sent from Estey to different 
parts of the city where they would meet and instruct Children's Bands or 
afternoon Sunday School. 

They reported the proceedings of the meetings every Monday in the "Home 
with Miss Pettigrew." 

The young women and young men left school a part of the session to teach 
in order to defray their expenses. 

— (Miss) Maby A. Burwell, 
201 Idlewild Ave., 
Raleigh, N. C. 

* * * * * 

In January, 1883, I entered Estey Seminary, Shaw University. The girls 
had to attend all religious services unless prevented by illness. They were 
not permitted to leave the campus without permission. 

Prayer meeting was held every Sunday evening and Wednesday night. 

I attended Shaw part of three sessions, having been called away to teach 

I have taught in Wake, Columbus and Sampson counties, also in Bladen. 

— (Mks.) Amelia Bunn More, 
Route 2, Box 323, 
Clarkton, N. C. 

* * * * * 

In 1885 I attended Shaw. Too much cannot be said of Shaw activities in 
those days. 

In the days of President H. M. Tupper, there were great and wonderful 
teachers. They were Christians. 

The girls of Shaw were given religious training. 

They were trained in Social Purity and Missionary Work; often visiting 
the sick and needy in the city. 

I feel that I owe the most of my success in life to the years I spent at Shaw. 

— (Mrs.) Kathryn Walden Levister, 
117 W. Cabarrus St., 

Raleigh, N. C. 

* •*** 

I entered Shaw University, January, 1895. Continued through the fall and 
spring terms of 1897-98. 

Extra curricula activities for young women during this period were limited, 
mostly to domestic and home guidance. Plain sewing, dress making, home 
care, Y.W.C.A., Y.M.C.A., and missionary training were mainly stressed. 
Sports and games were few, mostly tennis and croquet. Football was in its 

Many of the young women spent only a few months in school during the 
term because of financial conditions. Such students came out and taught 
school in rural sections for three or four months (this was usually the length 
of rural school term) then returned to their studies at Shaw. Of course 
this was quite a handicap to such students. 

Estey Hall had no modern improvements at that time. The buildings were 
lighted by kerosene lamps which were taken to the basement of the presi- 
dent's home at the ringing of the five o'clock bell every afternoon. There 

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were no toilet facilities, only out of doors toilets. Water was gotten from a 
pump at the old medical dormitory, the dining hall or the missionary train- 
ing school. The buildings were heated by coal stoves one on each end of 
the halls. 

— (Mrs.) Leonora Ramson. 

When I was fourteen years of age I went to Estey Seminary for girls 
now known as Shaw University. My father worked for fifty cents a day 
and my mother worked for twenty-five cents to pay my schooling at this 
school. My parents prayed night and morning for my success. Dr. Tupper 
was president. We went to Prayer Meeting each Wednesday night. We had 
socials once a month — on the last Friday in each a month. The school 
physician was Dr. John Spafford. The matrons were Miss Miller, Miss Petti- 
grew and one Miss Murry. The music teacher was one Miss Ada Hall from 
Boston, Mass. 

Services were held each Sunday at 11 o'clock and Sunday School at 3:00 

— (Mrs.) Mary A. Baker. 

I worked my way through school at Shaw University. I cleaned class- 
rooms, halls, stairways, closets, etc. 

Whenever there was time I played croquet with my classmates and loved 
to sit on one of the lions near entrance to the grounds. There I sometimes 
studied or just played. My classmates, Mary Burwell, Fannie Bridges and 
Lizzie Tupper, daughter of Dr. Tupper. 

I was the only girl in my class, and the men, C. S. Brown for one, teased 
me a lot, but I was salutatorian of my class just the same. 

— (Mrs.) Sarah Polk Rayner Martin, 
*'■ Tuskegee, Ala., Class of '86. 


I entered Shaw in the year 1875 in October. I was there until 1879 — 
4 years. When we reached Shaw, there was no room available. Estey Semi- 
nary Building was being built but the carpenters had stopped work on it. 
They had to send out and get a carpenter to put a door on one of its rooms 
for us to stay all night. So my sister Mary (now dead) and I were the first 
girls to say all night in Estey Seminary. 

There was no running water, or bathrooms. We used basins and pitchers 
and cold water from a pump in the yard. We used an open pit outdoor 
toilet, teachers, pupils and all using the same pit. We could get hot water 
sometimes by going down to the basement laundry and heating it — no bath- 

There were no electric lights — we took our kerosene lamps over to the 
president's house to be filled with oil when they ran low. 

Everybody had to go to chapel every morning — to prayer meeting Wed- 
nesday and church on Sunday. 

My husband, Nat L. Hunt, graduated from Shaw University in 1880. 

— Mrs. Saluda Bigelon Hunt. 

Make Your Subscription to the New Development Campaign 
by Commencement! 

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Progress Reported in the Shaw University 
New Development Program 

The Shaw University New Development Program has now 
secured eleven hundred subscriptions from the Negroes of Ra- 
leigh amounting to $65,000; three hundred subscriptions from 
the Negroes of Durham amounting to $20,000; from eight hun- 
dred White friends of Raleigh amounting to $25,000. From all 
these groups there will be further subscriptions. 

The fourteen most centrally located cities in the State will be 
used as the center of operation, each in their area of the State. 
Mr. Cooper and Mr. Cheek have scheduled visits to these areas 
and directed campaigns in them over the next six months. By 
having a well arranged itinerary the work can be done most 
economically as to time and expense. As you will realize, there 
needs to be the most careful presentation of the Program 
wherever possible before subscriptions are asked. The more 
prospects see the bigness of the need, the more they will meas- 
ure up to it. Friends of Shaw who live in places in the State 
which may not have formal campaigns are urged to write us 
regarding their subscriptions or leadership of possible cam- 

There will be a mailing campaign to many places aw T ay from 
North Carolina where we can not expect to have a campaign. 

There may be cities outside of the State where a local cam- 
paign would be justified, and we will be glad to assist in such. 

What a testimony to the worth of Shaw has been the wonder- 
ful gifts from its closest neighbors, the Negroes of Raleigh. And 
what sacrifices those subscriptions represent. 

What a testimony to their faith in Shaw has been the $6,000 
subscribed by the Shaw Staff. 

While the campaigns with the Negroes of those two cities indi- 
cate the reverence with which those groups regard Shaw as a 
mother of Colleges, and the mother of Christian education in the 
State, something unique is occurring among our white friends 
in Raleigh. 

This campaign is making history in regard to cooperation of 
white friends in the city of a Negro College. And it is being done 
with remarkable harmony and good-will. That is because of the 
high regard Shaw has earned in its community, and to the high 
type of the citizenship of this capital city. 

The reason for asking for subscriptions payable in 30 months 
is that only by such giving, representing giving from 30 months 
earnings, can the large need of Shaw be met. 

While the name of every subscriber, regardless of amount of 
the gift, will be entered in the Book of Memory at Shaw, it is the 

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Club Plan of giving which is making possible the large program 
of development. There are clubs being formed, of subscribers 
who subscribe $120, and those subscribing $240, and so on up 
to the $5,000 Club, but as yet, no one has joined the $5,000 Club 
in this campaign. It is noteworthy of remembrance that the 
only Negro giver of as much as $5,000 to Shaw was the last 
Dr. A. M. Moore of Durham. This gift was made several years 
ago. He set a grand example. We wonder who there is who will 
be both able and willing to follow that example in this campaign. 

The following have already joined the $1,000 Club: 

Dr. J. B. Davis 

Dr. Lemuel T. Delaney 

Mr. C. A. Marriott 

Dr. and Mrs. Lewyn E. McCauley 

Dr. J. N. Mills 

Mr. C. C. Spaulding 

Lincoln Theatre — Mr. W. S. Lockhart. 

Besides that, there are several white Raleigh friends who 
have joined the $1,000 club, and one firm, The Durham Life In- 
surance Company of Raleigh, has given $2,500. 

But while the campaign must have plenty of large subscrip- 
tions to reach its large objectives of $250,000 in this campaign, 
and eventually the total of the amount indicated as required by 
the Survey $1,000,000, it is nevertheless true that we are taught 
that God judges giving by what we have to give. What we are 
urging all along the line is, among both poor and rich, that they 
give to this cause of Christian education according to their 
means. If all will do that, what a victory will be had for Shaw ! 

Our Shaw army slogan or war cry in this notable, urgent, and 
timely campaign could be many things; but we all can say, 
TURNING VETERANS for whom there is now no room. 

If you are out there somewhere and think the Shaw Cam- 
paign may not reach you soon enough or at all, please be free to 
mail in your best subscription at once, and if later you should 
want to increase it, you can. Also, the Campaign Office would 
like all data on alumni, possible friends for Shaw, Negro or 
White, with correct addresses, just as soon as you can mail it in. 
We are building up our Prospect Lists. 

Make Your Subscription to the New Development Campaign 
by Commencement! 

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Durham Teacher Makes Appeal for Support 
in Shaw Campaign 

1508 East Pettigrew Street 
East Durham, North Carolina 
February 28, 1945. 

My Dear Friend: 

History records that a Northern Civil War white soldier re- 
turned to the South with a few hundred dollars saved from his 
meager army pay and founded what is now known as Shaw Uni- 
versity. Since that distant day, Shaw has been a beacon light in 
Negro Christian Education. 

I am neither a Shawite nor a Baptist, but I am a Negro, a 
World War I soldier and an educator who believes in church 
schools, for the reason that from our church schools have 
emerged not a few of our race leaders. Dr. Shepard, founder 
of the North Carolina College for Negroes, is a notable living 
example, so it naturally follows that whether we are Baptist, 
Shawites or what not, many of us have benefited directly or indi- 
rectly, and are still the recipients of the noble spirit of that 
Yankee missionary soldier and the illimitable courage and sacri- 
fice of Dr. Shepard. 

The Sponsoring Committee for the Shaw $250,000 Develop- 
ment Campaign, with former Governor J. M. Broughton, as 
Honorary General Chairman, and General Chairman C. C. 
Spaulding, are calling upon Negroes specifically to make mone- 
tary sacrifices for Shaw University. 

In its infancy, Shaw with its white presidents was largely 
supported by white philanthropy. When Negro leadership 
asserted its manhood and clamored for a Negro president, the 
burden of financial support naturally began to fall more largely 
upon the shoulders of Negroes. To this end, the Sponsoring Com- 
mittee has arranged an extension of over 30 months for pay- 
ments and is urging all persons to subscribe as much per month 
as they possibly can. 

Yours for Racial Uplift, 

Frank Geo. Sowell. 

Note: Mr. Sowell is a teacher at the East End School, Durham, North 
Carolina, and a member of the Pentacostal Church. 


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Captain Claude "Ram" Govan of 
the class of '39, has returned to the 
States after making 10 flying mis- 
sions over Nazi territories. 

Known to old Shaw-ites as the 
"Ram," Govan served as flight offi- 
cer with the 332nd Pursuit Squad- 
ron in Italy. In recognition of his 
fifteen months of meritorious 
achievement in aerial flying against 
the enemy, he was awarded the dis- 
tinguished flying cross and the air 
medal with 6 clusters. 

Captain Govan is now stationed at 
Tuskegee Army Air Field as in- 
structor in flying. Enroute to his 
new assignment, he visited the 

Govan will long be remembered 
at Shaw and throughout the Negro 
college circles for his versatility in 
"lugging the pigskin." 


Alumni Notes 

The Rev. J. L. Tilley, former dean of the School of Religion, 
is reported to be making- an enviable record as president of 
Florida Normal and Industrial Institute at St. Augustine. 

Reginald S. Hayes of the class of '27, has been appointed prin- 
cipal of the Woodland Avenue School in Winston-Salem. Hayes 
is scheduled to receive the M.A. degree from Columbia Univer- 
sity this summer. 

The Rev. William M. Lake of the class of '40, was recently 
elected president of the Southern Provincial Council of Congre- 
gational-Christian Churches. Lake holds pastorates in Graham 
and Burlington. 

Sgt. Gertruse Holden of the class of '38, has returned to the 
states after two years of foreign duties in the European theater 
of war. 

Officers of the newly organized alumni club in the Northeast- 
ern section of North Carolina are Mrs. G. P. Wiley, president; 
Mrs. E. D. Devane, vice president; Miss E. E. Sapp, secretary; 
Miss C. M. Anthony, assistant secretary; M. Davis, treasurer, 
and Miss D. G. Hammonds, publicity manager. 

Dr. John W. Paisley, Jr., of the class of '27, is practicing medi- 

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Reported Missing in Action 


Reports have been confirmed that Lts. John Chavis of Raleigh, 
and Fred L. Brewer of Charlotte, are missing in action. Both 
were pilots with the 332nd Fighter Pursuit Squadron stationed 
in Italy. 

Members of the class of '42, both were listed in the 1941-42 
edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities 
and Colleges. 

Chavis was president of his class throughout his matriculation 
at Shaw and was a member of the track team of 1940-41. His 
wife is the former Judiette Cocheyse Brewington of Burgaw, and 
member of the class of '44. 

Brewer, recipient of the Air Medal and one Oak-leaf Cluster 
for meritorious achievement in aerial flying over Germany, was 
editor of the Shaw Journal and Bear during his junior and senior 
years at Shaw. He was student representative at the National 
Intercollegiate Christian Council at Lake Geneva, Wis., in '41, 
and was a delegate to the National Conference of Negro Youth 
in 1942. 

cine in North Wilkesboro. Before going to his present station, 
Dr. Paisley served as resident physician at the Reynolds Memo- 
rial Hospital in Winston-Salem. 

Miss Beatrice Ruth Martin of the class of '40, has been ap- 
pointed assistant in the Registrar's office. 

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Miss Marguerite Rogers and Mrs. Ophelia Durham Haggley of 
the class of '39, are instructors in the Atkins High School of 
Winston-Salem. Mrs. Bessie Harrod Allen of the class of '42, 
is instructor in the Fourteenth Street School, and David Lash 
of the class of '41, is instructor in the Carver High School. 

John W. Paisley, Sr., of the class of 1900, retired school ad- 
ministrator of Winston-Salem, is writing a history of the Frst 
Baptist Church of the city. 

Miss Faye Sandifer of the class of '43, is stationed with the 
Red Cross in India. 

Mrs. Mary Lorrits Shanks of the class of '40, is teacher in the 
Jordan-Sellar's High School of Burlington. 

Miss Louise Spearman of the class of '39, has been appointed 
director of the Nursery School at Shaw University. 

Dr. Paul Steart Green of the class of '39, recently received 
the M.D. degree from the Howard University School of Medicine. 

Miss Willie Blanche Baker of the class of '42, has been appoint- 
ed office secretary of the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention, 
Washington, D. C. 

Miss Elizabeth Bryan Malone and Mrs. Jestine K. Davis of the 
class of '44, are teachers in the Spaulding High School at Spring 

James Wallace Hicks and Miss Ruth Elizabeth Wimberly of 
the class of '44, are students in the Atlanta University School of 
Social Work. 

Miss Helen Brewington of the class of '40, is teacher in the 
Baltimore public school system. 

Lawrence Bryant of the class of '40, was ordained a Gospel 
minister, April 29, in Greensboro. 

Annual Theological Day 

"There is something in man which will not allow the human 
spirit to be crushed," declared Dr. J. H. Jackson, pastor of the 
Mount Olivet Baptist Church of Chicago, in the principal address 
of the observance, Wednesday, April 4, of Theological Alumni 
Day at Shaw University. 

"The human spirit refuses to be crushed," said Dr. Jackson. 
"You cannot make a slave of it. Anyone who attempts to crush 
the human spirit, creates a revolt." 

Dr. Jackson was presented by President Daniel of Shaw. The 
scripture was read by the Rev. Leon C. Riddick of Raleigh. The 
Rev. Otis Dunn of Wake Forest gave the invocation. Greetings 
were extended by Dr. P. A. Bishop, president of the General 
Baptist State Convention. The Rev. O. L. Sherrill, president of 

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Dear Mr. Cheek: 

I was inspired to write the poem "Spirit of Shaw" after I had 
attended the Alumni Banquet in the spring of 1942. 

The Shaw dining- hall was the scene of the banquet. Shaw 
graduates through the years occupied tables on one side, while 
members of the graduating class were on the other. At a table in 
the center running cross wise sat the President, Trustees, Facul- 
try members, and the Toastmaster. The Spirit of Shaw was 
beautifully represented by a glowing light encased in a white 
upright box shaped design with a brilliant red "S" that grew 
brighter and brighter as the evening grew on. This representa- 
tion was so impressive to me that I thought of it all the way 
back to Goldsboro, and before retiring that night I wrote the 


Thou art a spirit, 0, dear Shaw U ! 
That stirs my soul all through and through 
Thou art a spark of Heaven Divine 
That glows within this heart of mine. 

0, Spirit of Shaw ! You're abroad tonight 
I see you traveling on wings of light 
I feel your rays of truth, sublime 
Streaming down through Etherial Clime. 

0' Spirit of Shaw ! in many a place 
I see the beauty of your face 
Smiling in glory and Celestial light 
Beneath the brow of each Shawite. 

0, Spirit of Shaw, send out thy light 
To a world of war and strife tonight 
Breathe thou a prayer for Eternal love 
And Peace of Christ who reigns above. 

— By Mayme Williams Carney, 

Class of "27." 

16 The Shaw University Bulletin 

Annual Theological Day 

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the Association, presided. Special music was rendered by the 
University Choir under the direction of Miss Mildred Thornhill. 

The Rev. Matthew Neil, pastor of the Union Baptist Church 
of Atlantic City, N. J., preached the Annual Alumni sermon. The 
Rev. Neil was presented by Dr. J. Jasper Freeman of Norfolk, 

Officers of the Association elected during the meeting are: 
0. L. Sherrill, Wilmington, president; J. E. McGrier, Warrenton, 
vice president; Claude R. Trotter, Raleigh, recording secretary; 
and Paul H. Johnson, Raleigh, executive secretary. 

Religious Institutes to Be Sponsored 
By Shaw During June 

The Annual Ministers' Institute and Women's Leadership 
Training Conference conducted simultaneously each spring at 
Shaw University will be held June 11-15, it was announced this 
week by President Robert P. Daniel. 

Cooperating with the General Baptist State Convention of 
North Carolina and the Woman's Home and Foreign Mission 
Convention, Shaw's department of religious promotion and ex- 
tension will offer courses of study dealing with subjects of spe- 
cial interest to pastors and mission workers. Special features 
will include addresses and platform talks by specialists in vari- 
ous phases of religious work, and discussions and open forums 
on topics of vital interest. 

Dean William R. Strassner of the School of Religion, will di- 
rect the Ministers' Institute. The Women's Leadership Training 
Conference will be under the supervision of Mrs. Martha J. 
Brown, field-worker of the Woman's State Convention. Presi- 
dent Daniel will be general director. 

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